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're doing. the f.a.a. has deemed it safe enough for us to fly, but for some reason it's not safe enough to charge for that same exact flying. so we're doing some community service projects in the area, working with the local park to make promotional videos from the air of some of their trails as and that's where were fitting in. >> sreenivasan: but the expanded use of u.a.v. to include commercial applications may be on the way in the united states. in 2012, congress passed a law requiring the federal aviation administration to come up with a plan so that commercial and privately owned drones could be authorized to share the national airspace by 2015. last fall, a report from the u.s. government accountability office said the majority of these drones would weigh less than 55 pounds and fly below 400 feet. and the f.a.a.'s latest aerospace forecast predicts that once the rules are in place, 7,500 small unmanned aerial systems will be in commercial use in five years. in fact the agency is already permitting some to operate in u.s. skies. as of february, there were 327 active certificates t
across the u.s. as thousands of air traffic controllers were furloughed for a day. the f.a.a. blamed federal budget cuts. >> ifill: online, we take you inside one of the world's greenest buildings. kwame holman has the story. >> holman: in honor of earth day, we look at seattle's new bullitt center-- the building boasts the world's first six- story composting toilet system. learn more about the project from our partners at kcts 9 and earthfix on our homepage. and author erica brown says, in preparing for death, shouldn't your survivors inherit more than just your finances? she advises creating an ethical will to pass along wisdom and life lessons to younger generations. find that story on our health page. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. gwen? >> ifill: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. on tuesday, we'll examine how cuts to federal spending are slowing down the airline industry. i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you for joining us. good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour ha
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